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WISCONSIN: Froedtert Hospital Employee Tests Positive for TB (04.04.13) Aids Weekly Plus

A staff person at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis., has been diagnosed with early stages of TB, leading hospital officials to offer free TB screening to approximately 40 patients and 100 hospital workers. Hospital spokesperson Nalissa Wienke said the staffer was diagnosed March 29 and had minimal contact with patients, but the hospital will offer the free TB screenings for those who may have come in contact with the individual. Wienke also said that the staffer currently is receiving treatment and is expected to recover. The state of Wisconsin saw 71 cases of TB in 2012, up from 55 cases in 2010.


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